Latest October 28, 2007 incident off Somalia Stories

2008-10-23 15:00:11

The waters off Somalia rank as the world's most active area for pirates, The International Maritime Bureau said Thursday. The coastal waters off Somalia in the Gulf of Aden saw nearly a third of the 199 piracy attacks reported worldwide in the first nine months of 2008, the bureau said.

2008-10-04 00:00:08

By The Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somali pirates holding a hijacked arms ship said Thursday they will not release it for less than $20 million and warned they will fight back against any commando-style rescue attempts.A half-dozen U.S.

2008-10-01 09:00:35

Somali pirates free Malaysian chemical tanker NAIROBI, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Somali pirates have released Malaysian-flagged chemical tanker M/T Bunga Melati which was hijacked off the Gulf of Aden on August 29, a regional maritime official disclosed on Tuesday.

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Mohamed OIadhassan Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Disagreements between Somali pirates holding a ship laden with tanks and heavy weapons escalated into a shootout, and three pirates are believed dead, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday. The pirates denied the report. The U.S.

2008-10-01 00:01:16

By Daniel Howden AFRICA CORRESPONDENT Tanker laden with deadly military hardware remains under the control of hijackers off the coast of Somalia Russia sends frigate to the Indian Ocean, joining US vessels as concern grows over fate of cargo Russia has dispatched a frigate to the scene of an increasingly tense stand-off between the US Navy and pirates who have seized a tanker laden with tanks and weapons in the Indian Ocean off Somalia.

2008-09-22 09:00:41

Armed Somali pirates hijacked a Greek ship with a crew of 19 of the Somali coast, a regional maritime official said Monday. The vessel, carrying coal, was seized by pirates last weekend, reported Bernama, the official Malaysian news agency reported.

2008-08-20 06:00:20

Text of report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 20 August Somali pirates have seized a Somalia-bound Malaysian ship which was hired by Somali businessmen.